Skateboarding, Cuban style

Tomado de Speakeasy, el blog de temas culturales del Wall Street Journal.

"Skate culture thrives in the Cuban capital, despite the fact that the island doesn’t boast a single skate shop offering new boards or wheels. At the airports, grandmothers at the baggage claim retrieve new boards by the half dozen, a sure-fire hit with those waiting at home. Teenagers with skateboards regularly gather at a hillside park called Sala Polivalente to make up their own tricks, swap stories about dangerous spills and compare favorite heavy-metal bands. (Anthrax, an American group, ranks high.) Here’s a rare glimpse into their world."


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